Sanitation is Vital for Good Health


Sanitation is vital for good health


More than 800,000 children under age 5 die every year due to diarrhoeal diseases!


Proper sanitation and improved hygiene can build barriers to prevent the spread of these diseases. Open defecation and inadequate sanitation creates a source from which communicable diseases can spread, placing society as a whole at risk.


*Community-led Total Sanitation interventions help accelerate universal access to improved sanitation.


*Open defecation opens the door to disease and death.


*Improved sanitation, coupled with hygiene education, creates a live-saving combination.


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